Scorpions are not something that people enjoy coming across, many people fear them. Preventing encounters with scorpions can help maintain a comfortable living environment for you and your family. But before we go into how to keep them away you should know what they look like. A-Tex Pest Management delves further into striped bark scorpions below.
How Do You Identify a Striped Bark Scorpion?
Striped bark scorpions are medium-sized scorpions ranging from 1.5 to 3 inches in length. They are typically a light brown color, with two dark stripes running along the length of their bodies. Striped bark scorpions are nocturnal and like to hide during the day and come out at night to hunt for insects and other small prey. While their sting can be painful, they are not typically considered life-threatening unless the individual stung has an allergic reaction.
Do Striped Bark Scorpions Need Water to Drink to Survive?
One of the first things you need to do to help get rid of striped bark scorpions is to get rid of their water source. Scorpions look for water to drink and if you can get rid of that then they will leave. Remove any places that could capture water, such as rainwater. If you cannot remove water, then apply traps over it so the water can still go into the ground. You should also clean out your gutters to remove anything that could block the water from moving. Repair any broken gutters, along with any plumbing leaks that you may have. If you have water leaking or standing water the scorpions want to be there.
Remove Scorpion Hiding Places
One of the most effective ways to keep striped bark scorpions away is to eliminate their preferred habitats. Scorpions seek dark and sheltered areas during the day to help them from getting dehydrated, such as piles of wood, rocks, debris, vegetation, or even toys. Remove these potential hiding spots if possible. Keep outdoor areas clean, well-maintained, and free of clutter to discourage scorpion activity.
Seal Pest Entry Points
Preventing scorpions from entering your home is crucial. Inspect your house for any gaps or cracks in doors, windows, walls, and foundations. Seal these openings using weather stripping, caulking, or other suitable materials to create a barrier that prevents scorpions from gaining entry. Pay special attention to other entry points, such as plumbing and electrical lines, and ensure they are properly sealed.
Clean Up Landscape to Keep Scorpions Away
Proper landscaping techniques can help get rid of striped bark scorpions. Trim trees and shrubs away from your home’s exterior to reduce the way a scorpion can access your home. Clear away leaves, grass clippings, and other debris that can serve as hiding places for scorpions. Create an area of at least a 1-foot section of dry ground around the foundation of your home to make it more difficult for scorpions to enter.
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Keeping striped barked scorpions away from your home requires work to help prevent them from getting on your property. Doing these few tips can help eliminate the number of striped bark scorpions you may have on your property. If you have noticed that you have scorpions on your property then give A-Tex Pest Management a call.